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Wild-Caught Chilean Sea Bass

Wild-Caught Chilean Sea Bass


6 oz portions, skinless/boneless | Product #FCB606

Coveted by seafood connoisseurs, Chilean Sea Bass boasts a mild but rich, buttery flavor, firm but tender texture, and large flakes. Ours comes from an MSC-certified sustainable fishery located in the deep, icy waters of the Antarctic’s Ross Sea.

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Number of 6 oz Portions

Features

  • Boneless, skinless
  • Rich in omega-3s
  • Long-line harvested
  • Individually vacuum-packed
  • We select only smaller fish for optimal purity
  • Certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
  • Product of the United Kingdom*

*This fish is caught in international waters, so the country of origin is the nation where the harvesting vessel is registered, which in this case is the UK.


Coveted by chefs and seafood connoisseurs, Chilean Sea Bass boasts a mild but rich, buttery flavor, firm but tender texture, and large flakes.

Its high fat content — which includes omega-3s in unusual abundance — gives this luxuriant fish its luscious flavor. Chilean Sea Bass is well-suited to grilling, poaching, sautéing, roasting, broiling, or smoke-curing.

Chilean Sea Bass — also known as Antarctic toothfish (Dissostichus mawsoni) — is a deep-sea species that’s found near the South Pole, alongside the Antarctic icepack. (The folk term “bass” has no scientific meaning and is applied to various unrelated species of ocean fish.)

To survive in subzero waters, Antarctic toothfish possess high levels of flexible omega-3 fatty acids (DHA and EPA) in their cell membranes, and special proteins that block formation of ice crystals.

The EPA-FDA seafood consumption guidelines for young children and pregnant/nursing women categorizes Chilean Sea Bass as a “Good Choice”, and to ensure optimal purity, we purchase and offer only smaller fish.

Chilean Sea Bass (toothfish) that roam the Antarctic’s Ross Sea can live up to 60 years, reach lengths of five to six feet, and weigh up to 250 pounds. Their diet features mostly squid, fish, crab, and prawns.

Sustainably sourced
Our Chilean Seabass comes from an MSC-certified sustainable fishery located in the deep, icy waters of the Antarctic’s Ross Sea. This fishery is managed under the rules of Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR).

Illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing for Chilean Sea Bass was once a very serious problem. But IUU fishing has been virtually eliminated, thanks to a combination of increased surveillance, high-profile apprehensions and prosecutions, and strict port and market regulations.

The vessel that harvests our Chilean Sea Bass always carries an independent observer, to ensure adherence to all protocols and conservation measures. In addition, a Catch Documentation Scheme requires each fish to be tagged with the name of the fishing vessel, the fishing line on which he was caught, as well as the day and location when it was caught.

Average Ratings: 5


"Wild caught Chilean Sea Bass" Israel H on 09/18/2020 12:33 Review: This item is always great. We love it and its taste is excellent. We will continue to purchase this item in the future

"Chilean "Bass"" Gary T on 09/11/2020 11:56 Review: Excellent tasting fish but I won't be buying it again because of the number of pirate fishing vessels in the Antarctic waters raking in tons of fish illegally. I realize VC is very careful but its just a matter of principal to me. Too many fish labeled "bass"just to sell.

"Chilean Sea Bass" Linda Boots on 03/26/2021 03:55 Review: Always same great soft taste and so filling.

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Ingredients:

Wild Chilean Sea Bass (Dissostichus mawsoni)

(aka Antarctic Toothfish)


Nutrition Facts

1 servings per per container
Serving Size
6 oz portion (170g)

Amount/serving% DV

Total Fat 22g 28%

Saturated Fat 5.5g 28%

Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 115mg 38%

Sodium 105mg 5%

Amount/serving% DV

Carbohydrate 0g 0%

Dietary Fiber 0g 0%

Total Sugars 0g

Incl. 0g Added Sugars 0%

Protein 27g 54%

Calories per serving
320
Vitamin D 0% Calcium 0% Iron 2% Potassium 15%
 
Contains 5190mg omega-3 fatty acids per 170g serving. 2345mg EPA2320mg DHA

Storage

Keep frozen at or below 0° F (-18° C). Vacuum-sealed Chilean Sea Bass held under these conditions should retain its quality for up to 18 months but is best if consumed within six months

 

Thawing

Thaw under refrigeration below 38° F (3° C). Use within 12 hours for best results. To quick-thaw, place unopened frozen package in cool water for 30 minutes or until fish is flexible.

 

Cooking and serving tips

Rinse fish quickly in cold, clean water.

Cook in a medium-hot lightly oiled pan, under a broiler, or on the grill for 7-8 minutes, until only the very center is still translucent.

Remove fish from heat and let it “self-cook” another two to three minutes, until just cooked through to center before serving.

NOTE: It is perfectly safe and healthful to serve our fish raw or partly cooked, because flash-freezing has rendered it 100% sushi-safe.

Enliven your fish entree with seasonings such as Vital Choice Organic Salmon Marinade Mix, Organic Seafood Marinade/Rub, Organic Lemon-Pepper Marinade/Rub, or other herb-spice blends.

Add the seasonings of your choice to a little olive oil and marinate the fish, refrigerated, for 30-60 minutes or overnight. Or, simply mist fish lightly with olive oil or macadamia nut oil and dust with seasonings before cooking.

 

Frozen foods are packed with dry ice
and ship Monday through Wednesday (except holidays).

Frozen foods ship via 2nd Day Air service or 1-3 Day Express Ground service, depending on shipping date and destination.

Free shipping
on orders over $99


Standard Shipping Fees

  • Up to $49.99 = $6.95 shipping
  • $50 - $98.99 = $12.95 shipping
  • $99 and over = FREE shipping

Overnight shipping and other premium services cost extra; for more information, see our Shipping page. (Live shellfish ship overnight at no extra cost.)

  • We cannot ship perishable goods to PO boxes.
  • Free standard shipping applies to all orders of $99 or more sent to any U.S. street address.
  • Perishable shipments to Alaska and Hawaii are subject to surcharges; please see our Shipping page.

When will my frozen foods arrive?

  • Orders placed Saturday, Sunday, Monday, or before 10 AM Tuesday will ship on Tuesday* to arrive 1-3 days later.
  • Orders placed between 10 AM Tuesday and 10 AM Wednesday will ship on Wednesday* to arrive 1-2 days later.
  • Orders placed after 10 AM on Wednesday through 12:00 midnight Friday will ship on Monday* to arrive 1-3 days later.

*Except when a holiday falls on the designated shipping day.

For more information, see our Shipping page.

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